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Don't see an amenity you're looking for? Ask the host, Shacole
Don't see an amenity you're looking for? Ask the host, Shacole
This industrial chic 14,000 s/f compound is a multi-faceted urban oasis nestled in Downtown Los Angeles’ flourishing Arts District (at 608 Mateo St.). Our campus is naturally lit with skylights, plants and customized night mood lighting. We have a large open event space, turn key kitchen, yoga/workshop space, VIP lounge, offices and several areas that can be customized and designed to accommodate a diverse array of use. The venue is an ideal location for all types of events, conferences, wellness retreats, art shows, restaurant/retail pop-ups, photo/film shoots, office parties/events and more. The main space, parking lots, yoga studio, healing rooms and offices can be converted to suit the needs of the production.
* AWA OASIA RENTAL GUIDELINES * Thank you for your interest in booking our oasis. We enjoy the opportunity to connect with our community and love seeing it come to life. It truly is a magical place with incredible vibes. There are some key details you should be aware of in collaborating with us. Please feel free to ask any questions if you need clarity. Also, please note that rental rate depends on the nature of your production, how many people and how many services you desire. Please share with us the details of your production so we can give you a quote. REQUIRED BEFORE EVENT *Rental Questionnaire ~ Submitted before booking the space (through website) *Event Insurance ~ Must be provided, or we can provide to event for a $400 service charge *Security Deposit ~ $500-$2000 (depending on event) deposit in cash or cashiers check written to “Awa Oasia LLC” Credit card info is also required as back up. *NOTE: this must be turned in before day of event/filming Balance on deposit will be returned to client after space is assessed and repairs and cleaning are billed. Security deposit is non-refundable if the event is canceled. *Rental Rate ~ Rate is determined by size of event, specifics, etc. - We negotiate once Rental Questionnaire is submitted. Half of rental fee (a non-refundable deposit to hold rental date) is due upon signing contract, the other half is due on the day of the event before event start time (to be paid in cash, cashiers check, zelle or venmo). *Signed Contract ~ Once all event details are determined, we will provide a contract. It must be signed and delivered to us before the day of the event. ADDITIONAL COSTS *Special Event Permit ~ If an event wants to have amplified music, dancing, large assembly or have a full bar, it requires a permit. We have an expert in this and can secure any type of permit for a fee of $500-$1200. Based on the event, the fee can be covered by event, split with us, or be paid for by bar split. *Cleaning ~ Cleaning is a $300-$500 fee depending on event. If event whats to personally take care of the cleaning (avoiding cleaning fee), they will be provided a checklist and are responsible for cleaning everything and having approved by on-site manager before leaving the premises. We will provide cleaning supplies. *Cleaning Checklist: All surfaces (counters/bar/tables/chairs), sweeping /mopping all used space, bathrooms (mirrors/floors/toilets/surfaces), removing trash bags and replacing bags If the cleaning isn’t done to par, we will need to charge an hourly rate of $30 per/hour for someone to complete the cleaning after the event - this can be deducted from the security deposit. *Management ~ All events will require an onsite manager from our team from load in till load out times. This person will be available at all times for questions, overseeing care of premises/cleaning and helping to make sure the event runs smoothly. Our normal fee for this is $350-$500 depending on the event and time commitment. *Security ~ Even may provide their own security, or we can for $25 p/h p/guard. There must technically be 1 security guard per 100 people attending the event if there is alcohol being served. *Trash ~ All trash must be packed out at the end of the event or can be taken care of for a dumpster fee of $200. *Sound System Rental ~ $200 for speakers/stands, mixing board and mic/stand. If you need a sound person it is an extra cost. *Plants ~ The plants outside are owned by a private vendor. If you want to move outside plants for use in filming/events - we will need 1 week advance notice to quote cost for use and plan for relocating them. *OTHER SERVICES ~ Please visit our website for our list of offerings to enhance your experience and production (i.e.- elixir bar, vibro acoustic sound lounge, onsite massage therapists/healers, tea lounge, event production, sound healing, etc) CARE OF PREMISES *No Smoking ~ We have sensitive alarms - people can smoke outside *Furniture ~ If event wants to move furniture (which may be best to avoid damages), they are responsible for moving it as well as returning it to its original position (we recommend taking a picture before moving to make it easy) BAR OPERATION *We have a wine & beer license (which includes champagne but not hard liquor) - events can legally sell alcohol and be upgraded to a full bar with proper permits, which we can secure. All below guidelines must be followed with any kind of alcoholic bar operation: *Security There must be a security guard at the entrance checking IDs and putting wristbands on those 21+ who want to drink - 1 guard per 100 people attending the event. Security guards must be licensed, insured and come from a reputable company (ideally off duty cop) *Bar Tenders Event can use their own bartenders (advise us with at least 1 week advance notice if you would like us to consider providing bartenders) and must have a system for keeping track - Bartenders are encouraged to ask for IDs for those who look young - better safe than sorry *Elixir Bar Opportunity We have an in-house mixologist, if event has interest in having herbal elixirs (non-alcoholic or alcoholic), we can create a custom menu and provide a proposal for consideration *Bar Supplies We have glasses that may be used for small events. We will provide eco cups and utensils for the bar that must be purchased from us at cost - event must give us at least 1 week notice to have in stock. Supplies that should be provided for by the event include ice and drinks. We prefer no straws at event. OTHER VARIOUS DETAILS *Food Vendors ~ Food Vendors must have their own health food permit *Parking ~ Front or back lot can be transformed into an outdoor area which is a good place for food trucks - If used for parking, we have 23 spaces. Some events put their staff into the lot, stacked in so that more cars can fit ***NOTE: Parking is easier on weekends - weekday events might consider renting a lot nearby or getting valet *Power ~ We have several outlets around the space, we recommend you bringing extension cords, though we have some if needed. *Lighting ~ Our lighting is very nice in the evening, some events have brought gels (for planter box lights) and/or color changing light bulbs *Sound ~ Music sounds amazing in the space, there are several places to set up DJs/artists. We have a bose speaker at the venue, please inquire if you want to use it. Art ~ We have several wires coming down from the walls that can hang art. For a large art event, it would serve to see what is there in advance and potentially buy some additional wire/hooks to hang from the beams above *Beams ~ We have incredible beams for holding lighting, aerialists, etc! We also have a ladder for your convenience ***Please note, our large hanging japanese inspired light features are fragile and break easily if a ladder hits them *Kitchen ~ The kitchen can be a part of rental if needed and equipment is fully operable - please inquire if interested. *Fire ~ Fire is not allowed in the space. It can be considered for outside on a case by case basis. *Stage ~ We have a small stage that can fit 2 people comfortably and a sound system. A stage could be brought in or built and ideally no taller than 2.5ft - If taller than that, we just need to know so can be applied to permit (building and safety)
This is an absolutely beautiful space to host an event! We held our annual fundraiser last November and it was so nice to be able to find somewhere that was all set with atmosphere and charm. Our guests continue to talk about what an amazing space it was. Nadine was so helpful each step of the way, including through a few logistics hiccups, and was accommodating and generous before, during, and after the event. I definitely hope to be able to host future events there!
Amazing space and Amazing Hosts. Definitely made it easy for our production and would absolutely come back. James and Nadine were very accommodating and reasonable.